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Real Estate Prices & Overview

Forestbrook Dr / Sherwood Cir median real estate price is $559,158, which is more expensive than 86.7% of the neighborhoods in North Carolina and 74.3% of the neighborhoods in the U.S.

The average rental price in Forestbrook Dr / Sherwood Cir is currently $2,148, based on NeighborhoodScout's exclusive analysis. The average rental cost in this neighborhood is higher than 70.9% of the neighborhoods in North Carolina.

Forestbrook Dr / Sherwood Cir is a suburban neighborhood (based on population density) located in Gastonia, North Carolina.

Forestbrook Dr / Sherwood Cir real estate is primarily made up of medium sized (three or four bedroom) to large (four, five or more bedroom) single-family homes and apartment complexes/high-rise apartments. Most of the residential real estate is owner occupied. Many of the residences in the Forestbrook Dr / Sherwood Cir neighborhood are established but not old, having been built between 1970 and 1999. A number of residences were also built between 2000 and the present.

In Forestbrook Dr / Sherwood Cir, the current vacancy rate is 2.1%, which is a lower rate of vacancies than 85.6% of all neighborhoods in the U.S. This means that the housing supply in Forestbrook Dr / Sherwood Cir is very tight compared to the demand for property here.

Notable & Unique Neighborhood Characteristics

Many things matter about a neighborhood, but the first thing most people notice is the way a neighborhood looks and its particular character. For example, one might notice whether the buildings all date from a certain time period or whether shop signs are in multiple languages. This particular neighborhood in Gastonia, the Forestbrook Dr / Sherwood Cir neighborhood, has some outstanding things about the way it looks and its way of life that are worth highlighting.

People

In a nation where 1 out of every 4 children lives in poverty, the Forestbrook Dr / Sherwood Cir neighborhood stands out as being ranked among the lowest 0.0% of neighborhoods affected by this global issue.

In addition, astoundingly, NeighborhoodScout's research reveals that this single neighborhood has a higher concentration of married couples living here than 96.8% of all U.S. neighborhoods. Whether they have school-aged children or not, married couples are the rule in the Forestbrook Dr / Sherwood Cir neighborhood. If you are a married couple, you may find many people here with a similar lifestyle, and perhaps common interests. But if you are single, you might not find many other singles here.

Also, a majority of the adults in the Forestbrook Dr / Sherwood Cir neighborhood are wealthy and educated executives. They own stately homes that tend to maintain high real estate appreciation rates. Their upper-level careers keep them busy, but allow them to live comfortably. If you're an executive and want to keep similar company, consider settling in this neighborhood, rated as an executive lifestyle "best choice" neighborhood for North Carolina by NeighborhoodScout's analysis, which rated it as better for executive lifestyles than 96.7% of the neighborhoods in North Carolina. In addition to being an excellent choice for highly educated executives, this neighborhood is also a very good choice for families with school-aged children and urban sophisticates.

Occupations

The government often provides some of the more stable jobs in the economy. From local, to state, to federal government workers, the government can also be a major employer. What NeighborhoodScout's analysis revealed, is that the Forestbrook Dr / Sherwood Cir neighborhood in particular stands out when compared nationally for the proportion of its working residents who are employed by the government. At 19.6% of its workforce, this neighborhood has a greater concentration of government workers than 98.8% of U.S. neighborhoods.

Real Estate

Owner-occupied real estate dominates the Forestbrook Dr / Sherwood Cir neighborhood. In fact, according to NeighborhoodScout research, the percentage of residential real estate occupied by its owner is higher here than in 95.2% of neighborhoods in America.

Diversity

Did you know that the Forestbrook Dr / Sherwood Cir neighborhood has more English and French ancestry people living in it than nearly any neighborhood in America? It's true! In fact, 32.1% of this neighborhood's residents have English ancestry and 9.8% have French ancestry.

The Neighbors

There are two complementary measures for understanding the income of a neighborhood's residents: the average and the extremes. While a neighborhood may be relatively wealthy overall, it is equally important to understand the rate of people - particularly children - who are living at or below the federal poverty line, which is extremely low income. Some neighborhoods with a lower average income may actually have a lower childhood poverty rate than another with a higher average income, and this helps us understand the conditions and character of a neighborhood.

The neighbors in the Forestbrook Dr / Sherwood Cir neighborhood in Gastonia are wealthy, making it among the 15% highest income neighborhoods in America. NeighborhoodScout's exclusive analysis reveals that this neighborhood has a higher income than 88.8% of the neighborhoods in America. In addition, 0.0% of the children seventeen and under living in this neighborhood are living below the federal poverty line, which is a lower rate of childhood poverty than is found in 100.0% of America's neighborhoods.

The old saying "you are what you eat" is true. But it is also true that you are what you do for a living. The types of occupations your neighbors have shape their character, and together as a group, their collective occupations shape the culture of a place.

In the Forestbrook Dr / Sherwood Cir neighborhood, 60.4% of the working population is employed in executive, management, and professional occupations. The second most important occupational group in this neighborhood is government jobs, whether they are in local, state, or federal positions, with 19.6% of the residents employed. Other residents here are employed in sales and service jobs, from major sales accounts, to working in fast food restaurants (18.0%), and 14.1% in manufacturing and laborer occupations.

Languages

The most common language spoken in the Forestbrook Dr / Sherwood Cir neighborhood is English, spoken by 88.2% of households. Some people also speak Spanish (7.9%).

Ethnicity / Ancestry

Boston's Beacon Hill blue-blood streets, Brooklyn's Orthodox Jewish enclaves, Los Angeles' Persian neighborhoods. Each has its own culture derived primarily from the ancestries and culture of the residents who call these neighborhoods home. Likewise, each neighborhood in America has its own culture – some more unique than others – based on lifestyle, occupations, the types of households – and importantly – on the ethnicities and ancestries of the people who live in the neighborhood. Understanding where people came from, who their grandparents or great-grandparents were, can help you understand how a neighborhood is today.

In the Forestbrook Dr / Sherwood Cir neighborhood in Gastonia, NC, residents most commonly identify their ethnicity or ancestry as English (32.1%). There are also a number of people of French ancestry (9.8%), and residents who report German roots (9.4%), and some of the residents are also of South American ancestry (5.1%), along with some Scots-Irish ancestry residents (3.4%), among others.

Getting to Work

How you get to work – car, bus, train or other means – and how much of your day it takes to do so is a large quality of life and financial issue. Especially with gasoline prices rising and expected to continue doing so, the length and means of one's commute can be a financial burden. Some neighborhoods are physically located so that many residents have to drive in their own car, others are set up so many walk to work, or can take a train, bus, or bike. The greatest number of commuters in Forestbrook Dr / Sherwood Cir neighborhood spend between 15 and 30 minutes commuting one-way to work (47.0% of working residents), which is shorter than the time spent commuting to work for most Americans.

Here most residents (67.2%) drive alone in a private automobile to get to work. In addition, quite a number also carpool with coworkers, friends, or neighbors to get to work (7.9%) . In a neighborhood like this, as in most of the nation, many residents find owning a car useful for getting to work.


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